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Forum: Gas Engines
01-24-2019, 08:01 PM
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Posted By slither

Yikes!!

Yikes!!
Forum: Gas Engines
01-23-2019, 07:08 PM
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Posted By slither

Thumbs down That was the implication, but not explicitly...

That was the implication, but not explicitly said. I do not know, but I would guess that it is the same basic design, and, thus, they both have the same issues. I am amazed, and thoroughly...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-20-2019, 12:59 AM
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Posted By slither

Exclamation Sorry to hear of your woes! Just when you think...

Sorry to hear of your woes! Just when you think you have it figured out... boom! Seems like it's always something. No "egg on your face," though. I have some information that may be of minor comfort....
Forum: Gas Engines
12-16-2018, 07:02 PM
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Posted By slither

Question Isn't the ground for the three plug wire lines...

Isn't the ground for the three plug wire lines common? I can't imagine it is three separate ignitions in there... if so, removing one braid at a time should not be an issue, as there are two...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-16-2018, 06:45 PM
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Posted By slither

Thumbs up Spot on!

Spot on!
Forum: Gas Engines
12-10-2018, 05:44 PM
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Posted By slither

Thumbs up Right on aqua! This is the only adequate method...

Right on aqua! This is the only adequate method to know for sure...



He no longer has his engine... but I suspect that someone will eventually do it.
Forum: Gas Engines
11-21-2018, 02:18 PM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Yes, that is the way to check. Very...

Yes, that is the way to check. Very interesting... 6-degrees over and 6-degrees under for cylinders 2 and 3, respectively. This makes sense due to the symmetry of the master rod. So it seems...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-21-2018, 09:29 AM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

[/left] When you say it is not symmetrical, are...

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When you say it is not symmetrical, are you measuring timing or TDCs? The TDC points are what make it symmetrical or not. The timing should be developed and adjusted around each TDC point. I...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-20-2018, 09:48 PM
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Posted By slither

Cool Keep in mind that I was only reporting what Ray...

Keep in mind that I was only reporting what Ray said in conversation when I brought up the topic of timing in this thread. No criticism intended. Interestingly, he mentioned that over thirty people...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-20-2018, 09:29 PM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Exclamation It looks like exhaust temperature decreases with...

It looks like exhaust temperature decreases with advanced timing... it is the high internal pressure that is the issue.
Forum: Gas Engines
11-19-2018, 08:10 PM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Just an FYI... and I am not taking sides! I...

Just an FYI... and I am not taking sides! I spoke to Ray English tonight, and he said that the timing is fine on these engines. He said he has a specially designed timing light from back when he...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-01-2018, 06:12 PM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Call Ray

I agree that Ray is a great resource for you... you could ship it to him for a consult. Of course the down side is money and flying down-time. Life gets in the way...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-12-2018, 07:20 AM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Cool I was thinking the same thing... certainly...

I was thinking the same thing... certainly worth a quick check!
Forum: Gas Engines
06-24-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 72,438
Posted By slither

Yes, glad the engine is OK! The wood can be...

Yes, glad the engine is OK! The wood can be fixed/replaced...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-19-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 72,438
Posted By slither

Unhappy Oh no!!

Sorry to hear of your misfortune. That is always tough.:eek:
Forum: Gas Engines
06-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

OK, good. Are those two gapped differently than...

OK, good. Are those two gapped differently than #1? Try number one down there as well and see how that works out... keep us posted as to your results.
Forum: Gas Engines
06-08-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Exclamation Try swapping the #3 plug with the others and see...

Try swapping the #3 plug with the others and see if the drop out follows the plug...
Forum: Suggestions
05-18-2018, 09:51 PM
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Views: 667
Posted By slither

Thumbs up Thanks, that is helpful!

Thanks, that is helpful!
Forum: Suggestions
05-13-2018, 11:12 PM
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Views: 667
Posted By slither

Agreed... the new format is poorly thought out. ...

Agreed... the new format is poorly thought out. It does not work well, slows down navigation on slower links, and you lose the demarcation of the pages in multi-page threads with auto-loading. Put...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-09-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

I thought the same thing about the condition of...

I thought the same thing about the condition of the cylinder wall. It looks like the bottom end of the jug, since the top is closed off by the head...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-09-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

I looks like it might be related to stress on the...

I looks like it might be related to stress on the mounting, as it is just inboard of the mounting lug... could it be that the whole area there is weak? Is that normal wear on the cylinder wall? ...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-08-2018, 09:50 AM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Yikes! That's a bit rich...

Yikes! That's a bit rich...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-30-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Question This is not intuitive. in fact, it does not make...

This is not intuitive. in fact, it does not make sense to me, since the engine is at zero RPM when you start it and that's when you want the retarded timing to help with starting... not when it gets...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-27-2017, 02:15 PM
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Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Exclamation Somehow I missed that the system operates this...

Somehow I missed that the system operates this way. I appreciate the clarification.



Sort of...

If they do the timing the way you say, then static testing it is at less than the 400 RPM...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-01-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 205,432
Posted By slither

Your baffling seems to make a great improvement...

Your baffling seems to make a great improvement in cooling! On the timing, if I recall correctly, while there has been some discussion about it, so far, nobody has been able to definitively...
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